He sometimes jokingly refers to himself as the other writer from Maine.
I'm mid-way through "The Forgotten Man", by Amity Shales. Sub-titled "A New History of the Great Depression", it's a good read so far. Very weird, in a way, as so much of what was spoken back in the '30's we are hearing today, almost verbatim. Lots of detail, but easy reading, and quite interesting.
I bought a copy of "The Gunslinger" (and also "11/22/63") yesterday, and really want to start with the Dark Tower series, so am thinking about reading "The Gunslinger" when I finish this. Wondering if I should read "The Talisman" first? I read "Black House" this past spring, and realized too late I should have read "The Talisman" first, so think that might be the case as well before I get into the Dark Tower books. I'm just not that familiar with the connections between the books.
RE-reading The Big Sleep for, like, the 50th time. Nobody does it like Chandler. Here, dig:
"Rain filled the gutters and splashed knee-high off the sidewalk. Big cops in slickers that shone like gun barrels had a lot of fun carrying giggling girls across the bad places. The rain drummed hard on the the roof of the car and the burbank top began to leak. A pool of water formed on the floorboards for me to keep my feet in. It was too early in the fall for that kind of rain. I stuggled into a trench coat and made a dah for the nearest drugstore and bought myself a pint of whiskey. Back in the car I used enough of it to keep warm and interested. I was long overparked, but the cops were too busy carrying girls and blowing whistles to bother about that."
The Sign and the Seal - Graham Hancock (I can't get enough of Graham Hancock,I'm his number one fan)
Finished Niceville by Carsten Stroud and the reviewer was right. Kinda choppy. Meh. But it is the first in a trilogy, I will try the second to see if it comes together. Going to pick up The Prophet by Michael Koryta waiting for me at the library.